Frequently Asked Questions


Who can attend courses?
I live in Australia/Canada/USA or elsewhere, can I take your courses?
I live in USA how do I pay?

I can’t access the free Forum
When do courses begin?
How long are courses?

How much do courses cost?
What about homework and assignments?
How do I register for a course?

How can I communicate with classmates?
Can a course be cancelled?
Can I register in two courses at once?
What books or supplies will I need?

How do I choose a course?
How often are courses repeated?

I am interested in topics that are not listed

Who can attend courses?
There are no special qualifications needed.  Read the course descriptions, consider your experience and then select the course most suited to your interests and objectives.

I live in Australia/Canada/USA or elsewhere, can I take your courses?
Definitely, yes.  It does not matter where you live.

I live in USA how do I pay?
Please see our How to Pay Page.

I can’t access the free Forum
Make sure you have read the free help file you will find on the Forum page.

When do courses begin?
Courses officially begin on the date listed on our website.  Some teachers send round the first lesson a few days in advance of this date.  It is helpful to us if you have both paid and registered at least one week before the start of a course.

How long are courses?
Courses vary in length from ten days to six weeks.  Please check the course description for each course.

How much do courses cost?
The price of each course is given on the course description page and at the course listing.

What about homework and assignments?
Pharos tutors do not set formal assignments.  Each lesson will contain several exercises for you to do in your own time as you work through the lesson.

How do I register for a course?
The first step is to pay.  When we have confirmation that your payment is safely received, we will send you a link to a registration page.

How can I communicate with classmates?
You can leave messages for fellow students at the course forum, send each other emails via the forum and also chat privately using the course chatroom if you prearrange a time to meet there.

Can a course be cancelled?
We have never cancelled a course

Can I register in two courses at once?
Yes, if you feel you have the time to devote to two courses

What books or supplies will I need?
No books are vital to any Pharos course.  We do sometimes recommend extra reading, but this is entirely voluntary.  All you need is an internet connection.

How do I choose a course?
Please see the course descriptions for full details.  If you still can’t make your mind up, feel free to email courses@pharostutors.com for specific help.

How often are courses repeated?
This varies from course to course and will depend on demand for the course as well as the teacher’s other professional commitments. 

I am interested in topics that are not listed
Please feel free to email your course suggestions to courses@pharostutors.com .  We will consider any suitable topic.